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According to your sympathy, you will take pleasure in your own happiness or in the happiness of other people; but it is always your own happiness you seek.

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One hair of a woman can draw more than a hundred pair of oxen.

One hair of a woman can draw more than a hundred pair of oxen.
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Hatred is like a dam waiting to burst, and when it does, it is more devasta

Hatred is like a dam waiting to burst, and when it does, it is more devastating than what you had originally intended.
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Worldlings pray to the Lord in times of need, when it serves their turn. Th

Worldlings pray to the Lord in times of need, when it serves their turn. They cry to Him in trouble, but forsake Him in prosperity.
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Their song reminds me of a child’s neighborhood rallying cry—ee-ock-ee—with

Their song reminds me of a child’s neighborhood rallying cry—ee-ock-ee—with a heartfelt warble at the end. But it is their call that is especially endearing. The towhee has the brass and grace to call, simply and clearly, "tweet". I know of no other bird
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I was searching for a vocabulary with which to make sense of death, to find

I was searching for a vocabulary with which to make sense of death, to find a way to begin defining myself and inching forward again. The privilege of direct experience had led me away from literary and academic work, yet now I felt that to understand my
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Amazing things start happening when we start praying!

Amazing things start happening when we start praying!
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The more candles on my cake means I get a little more exercise in blowing t

The more candles on my cake means I get a little more exercise in blowing them out.
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Oh, Youth may listen patiently,While sad Experience tells her tale,But Doub

Oh, Youth may listen patiently,While sad Experience tells her tale,But Doubt sits smiling in his eye,For ardent Hope will still prevail!He hears how feeble Pleasure dies,By guilt destroyed, and pain and woe;He turns to Hope—and she replies,“Believe it not
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The dreadful joy Thy Son has sentIs heavier than any care;We find, as Cain

The dreadful joy Thy Son has sentIs heavier than any care;We find, as Cain his punishment,Our pardon more than we can bear.
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We sometimes have to experience pain for us to have a story to tell.

We sometimes have to experience pain for us to have a story to tell.
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Fire is not essential. Fire is warm comfort. From fire, cultures are born.

Fire is not essential. Fire is warm comfort. From fire, cultures are born.
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O sweet September thy first breezes bring The dry leaf's rustle and the sq

O sweet September thy first breezes bring The dry leaf's rustle and the squirrel's laughter The cool fresh air whence health and vigor spring And promise of exceeding joy hereafter.
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